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Message: No significant or no damage has been reported by the Islands that were in Danny’s path.

THE EVENT:

Danny became the first hurricane of the Atlantic Hurricane Season on Thursday, August 20, 2015 and by Friday morning, August 21st , the system was upgraded to a Category 3 Hurricane. The storm weakened to a Category 2 later on Friday and continued to weaken as it tracked towards the Leeward Islands.

 

On Sunday night, August 23, 2015 and early Monday morning Danny, passed over the Leeward Islands as a weak tropical storm and degenerated later on Monday to a Tropical Depression.

Warnings and watches were issued by the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services for Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St Kitts/Nevis and these remained in effect until the passage of Danny early Monday.

Forecasts had indicated Danny as tracking west northwest, but on Sunday Danny’s track took a more westerly movement and passed further south than was initially expected and brought it closer to Dominica. The system was small with hurricane force winds extending up to an estimated 60 miles and rainfall predictions of 2” to 4”.

PROGNOSIS:

Danny has since dissipated into a trough system. The Leeward Islands are now closely monitoring Tropical Storm Erika with watches issued by the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services for Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St Kitts/Nevis

IMPACT

To date no significant damage or no damage was reported by the CDEMA States following the passage of Danny.

REGIONAL ACTIONS:

The CDEMA CU continued to be in contact with the States throughout the passage of the system to ascertain their readiness and to advise on regional response actions in the event that support would have become necessary.

The Regional Response Mechanism was on standby and ready to offer support, including the CARICOM Operational Support Team (COST), CARICOM Disaster and Assessment Coordination Team (CDAC), the CARICOM Disaster Response Unit (CDRU) through the Regional Security System (RSS), and also partners and donors in the Eastern Caribbean and Disaster Management Partners Donor Group (ECDMPDG).

The CDEMA CU also wishes to note that the Regional Response Mechanism remains on alert due to the Tropical Watches issued for Tropical Storm Erika.

This will be the final public report on Tropical Storm Danny.

The public is reminded that during the Atlantic Hurricane Season to:

  • Monitor radio or television and official sources for storm information
  • Update your personal family preparedness plan and action items according to that plan
  • Visit the website www.weready.org for additional information on hurricane preparedness.

CONTACT DETAILS: The CDEMA CU 24-hour contact number 1(246) 434-4880

 

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